Start your washer using the warmest water that is safe for the fabric.
Add soap-free detergent to the washer. Read the product label to ensure the detergent contains no soap.
Put your stained laundry into the washer after water entry is complete. Run the washer through its wash, rinse and spin cycles.
Examine each item. Repeat laundering steps for any items that are still stained. Do not put stained items into a dryer.
Permanent Felt-Tip Pen and India Ink Stains
Apply heavy-duty liquid detergent to the stained areas and rub.
Rinse the stained items thoroughly.
Soak the items in a diluted solution of powdered bleach.
Soak white and colorfast laundry items that remain stained for up to 15 minutes in a diluted solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water -- after testing the solution on an inconspicuous area of the fabric.
Run the laundry items through the washing machine's wash, rinse and spin cycles.
Combination Stains Including Ink
Sponge or spray the stained areas of laundry items with dry-cleaning solvent.
Apply heavy-duty liquid detergent to stained areas and rub.
Run the items through the washing machine's wash, rinse and spin cycles.